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November 19, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

This list is compiled from the
regional editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

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North Pinellas | South Pinellas

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  • CRABE, DORIS E., 82, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) in Inverness. Born in Providence, R.I., she came here in 1997 from Port St. Lucie and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Raymond F.; a son, John, Seattle; and a sister, Dorothy Getty, Philadelphia; Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • HOLTON, GEORGE J., 78, of Inverness, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at home. He came here in 1986 from his native Cincinnati. He was a retired machine operator for the Mosher Lock Company, Milford, Ohio. He was Catholic. Survivors include his son, Donald L., Smithfield, R.I.; a brother, Robert, Cincinnati; two grandsons and one great-grandson. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • PALMER, BARBARA L., 80, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) in Crystal River. Born in Long Island, N.Y., she came here in 1978 from Valley Stream, N.Y. She was a banquet manager in the catering industry. Survivors include two sons, Darrell, Lake Mary, and Keith, Hernando Beach. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
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  • LASZLO, DAVID DOUGLAS, 50, of Hudson, formerly of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1995 from Spring Hill. He was a retired electrical engineer employed by Chrysler Corporation, Troy, Mich., and was a house painter in Florida. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth E. Jose, Gould City, Mich.; three brothers, John J., Sarasota, Tom M., White Lake, Mich., and Frank L., Highland, Mich.; three sisters, Patricia J. Veliquette, Bellaire, Mich., Marie E. Schram, Spring Hill, and Theresa A. Laszlo, Germfask, Mich.; and a companion, Dorothy Foti. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • MONROE, EVELYN RUTH, 78, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at home. Born in Harlan County, Ky., she came here in 1972 from Lincoln Park, Mich. She was a retired supervisor for the Penn Central Railroad. She was Pentecostal. Survivors include her husband, James; a son, Thomas, Brooksville; and a sister, Rosalie Filer, Romulus, Mich. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • RUDOLPH, HELEN GRUSKIEWICZ, 84, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Oct. 26, 2002) in Parker, Colo. She was born in Wayne, Ohio. She was a homemaker and attended Kent State University. Survivors include two sons, Dale, Parker, Colo., and Robert, Kinderhook, N.Y.; a brother, Walter Gruskiewicz, Williamsfield, Ohio; a sister, Esther Eitel, Atherton, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home, Parker, Colo.
  • SANDERS-RAYNOR, MABEL E., 84, of Spring Hill, formerly of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 20, 2002) in Denver. She was born in Tobyhanna, Pa. She was a retired secretary for the Planning Commission for the Grand Island, N.Y. Town Clerk's office, and was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Raynor; a son, George F., Bellingham, Wash.; a daughter, Valerie E. Ritterbusch, Parker, Colo.; and four grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Brooksville.
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  • CASERES, INDALECIO, 89, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002). Born in Tacna, Peru, he moved to Tampa several years ago. He retired from the Peruvian army after 42 years and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Josefina; seven children, Nora Ponce, Tula Lochmatow, Aydee Lazaro, Lucy Martinov, Oswaldo, Felix and Javier Caseres; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CERF, HELEN, 79, of Valrico, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) in Brandon. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved to the Tampa area in 1980. Survivors include two sons, Robert and Christopher; three daughters, Joanne Maltby, Carol Vest and Barbara Stockley; a sister, Marguerite Fussaro; and seven grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • FLEMING, SISTER MARY, OSF, 59, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at the Franciscan Convent. She was the assistant administrator of the Franciscan Center until 1988. Survivors include her siblings, Sister Anne Fleming, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Eileen Sameski, West Roxbury, Mass., Leo Fleming, Naples, Fla., and Paul Fleming, Boston. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HARVEY, NORMAN WESLEY, 75, of Valrico, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Tunkhannock, Pa., he was a lifelong resident of Florida. He was an Air Force veteran, retiring with the rank of master sergeant. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Elaine; a son, Lonnie Harvey, Brandon; a daughter, Cheryl Hawkins, Ocala; and four grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • HENSLEY, THOMAS M. SR., 83, of Valrico, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002). Born in Barboursville, W.Va., he moved to Florida in 1970 from Huntington, W.Va. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and was a social worker for the state of Florida. Survivors include his wife, Anna J.; two sons, Thomas M. Jr., Gainesville, Ga., and Stephen W., Huntington; two brothers, Raymond, Milton, and Eric, Chesapeake, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • HERRICK, ALICE B., 90, of Tampa, formerly of Seminole, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002) at University Community Hospital. Born in Warrenton, N.C., she moved to Seminole in 1964 from Churchville, N.Y., and moved to Tampa in 2001. She was a 1934 graduate of Duke University. She received a bachelor's degree in radiology and hematology. She served overseas in the Red Cross during World War II and retired from Hunter Blood Bank as a lab supervisor after 15 years. She was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Largo. Survivors include two sons, Gordon R. Miller Jr., Madeira Beach, and Mark B. Miller, Tampa; and a grandson, Matt Miller, Madeira Beach. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
  • MILTON, ALICE B., 80, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002). Born in Apopka, she moved to Tampa more than 70 years ago. She was an active member of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, Sword of Hope, Red Cross Angels and the Chislers, Inc. She also held memberships with the Beach Park Women's Club, Beach Park Garden Club, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, the DAR, Tampa Women's Club and the Easter Seal Guild. Survivors include two daughters, Ann Lewis, Winter Haven, and Kathleen Henderson, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Jeanne Partridge and Dorothy Lawson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • PENSADO, TERESA MARTINEZ, 90, of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she was a retired cigarmaker and was Catholic. Survivors include her brother, Anthony Perez; and several nieces and nephews. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SEBALLA, GAETANO "TONY," 90, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002). Born in Ybor City, he was a retired produce dealer and was a longtime member of SMS Italia and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Dusolina "Toots;" a daughter, Mary Linda Sabella, Tampa; two sons, Jack A., Clearwater, and Tomas Jr., Tampa; two sisters, Angelina Coniglio and Rosalia "Lily" Betancourt; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WALLACE, MARGARET JULIA, 82, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002). Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Troy B.; two sons, Steve and Jim; a daughter, Julia Letourneau; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • WALSTON, KATHLEEN ROBB, 75, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg and Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at home. She was born in Tampa and graduated from Hillsborough High School. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg, for 44 years and worked as a sales associate at Maas Brothers department store. Survivors include three daughters, Kerry Kelly, Clearwater, Kathleen Pagan, Gainesville, and Elizabeth Rimmer, Orlando; two sons, Charles, Washington, D.C., and Hoyt, Gainesville,; two brothers, Charles C. Robb, Tampa, and Kerry Robb, Palm Beach Gardens; and six grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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  • BLACK, CAROLYN M., 74, of Hudson, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002) at Kindred Hospital in Tampa. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she came here seven years ago from Atlanta and was an apartment manager. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Thomas J. Rousseau, Hudson, and Scott F. Roussea, Atlanta; and two sisters, Lorraine Mueller, New Port Richey, and Gail Francomano, Danbury, Conn. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • ENNIS, ARNOLD B., 67, of Land O'Lakes, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at Gulfside Regional Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 35 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Irene T.; two sons, Jeffrey and Brian, both of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; and a sister, Carol Ann Risi, Forest Hills, N.Y. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • LASZLO, DAVID DOUGLAS, 50, of Hudson, formerly of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1995 from Spring Hill. He was a retired electrical engineer employed by Chrysler Corp., Troy, Mich., and was a house painter in Florida. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth E. Jose, Gould City, Mich.; three brothers, John J., Sarasota; Tom M., White Lake, Mich.; and Frank L., Highland, Mich.; three sisters, Patricia J. Veliquette, Bellaire, Mich.; Marie E. Schram, Spring Hill; and Theresa A. Laszlo, Germfask, Mich.; and companion, Dorothy Foti. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • MARTIN, JOEY L., 40, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at Tampa General Hospital. He came here in 1995 from his native Bristol, Conn. He was an automotive technician and an Army veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Calla; a son, Rock, New Port Richey; a brother, Richard, and a sister, Brenda Murphy, both of Bristol. Veterans Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater.
  • MELENDEZ, TINA KISLOSKI, 43, of Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at home under the care of Gulfside Regional Hospice. Born in Panama City, she came here in 2001 from Ladson, S.C. She was a service coordinator from Equant Integration Systems in Clearwater and had 21 years in management with McDonald's restaurants. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband, Cornelius McFeeley; a son. Cornelius III, New Port Richey; two daughters, Angelique Melendez, Pasadena, Texas, and Kelly McFeeley, New Port Richey; her mother, Mary Kisloski, Ladson; a sister, Janice Leonard, Fredericksburg, Va.; and two brothers, Joseph Kisloski, Jacksonville, and Philip Kisloski, Summerville, S.C. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • OBERMEIER, EVELYN B., 90, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at home. Born in New Hampshire, she came here 15 years ago from Georgia and was a hospital admitting supervisor. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Raymond; and a daughter, Roberta Genangel, Winter Haven. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • ROCCO, JOHN THOMAS, 69, of Holiday, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. He came here in the 1960s from his native Camdem, N.J. He was employed in sales/accounting. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and attended Villanova University. He was a catcher for the Phillies baseball team in the early 1950s and was a member of Tampa Showman's Association. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Eleana; three sons, John, Valrico; Thomas, California; and Martin, Copenhagen, Denmark; a daughter, Bernadette Lee, Louisiana; a stepdaughter, Kim Mantooth, New York City; and three grandchildren. International Casket & Urn Galley, Clearwater.
  • SANDERS-RAYNOR, MABEL E., 84, of Spring Hill, formerly of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 20, 2002) in Denver. She was born in Tobyhanna, Pa. She was a retired secretary for the Planning Commission for the Grand Island, N.Y., Town Clerk's office and was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Raynor; a son, George F., Bellingham, Wash.; a daughter, Valerie E. Ritterbusch, Parker, Colo.; and four grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Brooksville.
  • SCOTT, REBA E., 81, of Spring Hill (Pasco County), formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at home. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1937 from her native Edneyville, N.C., then moved to Pasco County in 1970. She was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include her daughter, Ella A. Tanner, Spring Hill; two sons, Walter C., Pensacola, and James M., St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
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    Belleair

    • SEIBERT, ELEANOR L., of Belleair, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in East Chicago and lived in Darien, Conn., and Pittsburgh before coming here in 1971. She retired as secretary to the president of Inland Steel Co., East Chicago. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, the former Pelican Country Club, and the Belleair Country Club. Survivors include her husband, Rolf; a son, John, and a daughter, Jean Mason, both of Tampa; and a brother, Robert Loftus, Satellite Beach. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • BARBATO, HARRIET "NAN," 91, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1988 from her native Bronx, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Di Nicola, Dunedin; a son, Edward, Meredith, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • BROOKS, VICTORIA T., 84, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Detroit and came here in 1970 from Forsythe, Mich. She worked as a dental technician and was a Navy veteran of World War II. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church and Old Fort Harrison VFW Post 2473, and a life member of WAVES National Suncoast Unit 15, all of Clearwater, and a Plank Owner at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Arlington, Va. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Anita D. Nelson, Escondido, Calif.; a nephew, Victor Thomas Adamo, East Lansing, Mich.; and a stepgranddaughter. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • LEWIS, ELMER, 80, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Tandem Health Care at Safety Harbor. He was born in Hazard, Ky., and came here in 1959 from Lawrenceburg, Ind. He was a disabled Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, a lifetime member and past commander of Chapter 11 DAV, Clearwater, and state director of the National Campers and Hikers Association. He enjoyed fishing, camping and travel. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary; two sons, Mike, Clearwater, and Ronald, Ocala; a daughter, Marilyn Jones, Clearwater; three brothers, J.C., Vero Beach, Robert, Hobe Sound, and Frank, Long Beach, Calif.; five sisters, Loretta Vogel, Indiana, Lois Craft and Wanda Hebel, both of Hobe Sound, Jean Deaton, Boynton Beach,, and Opal Schwier, Port St. Lucie; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MARIER, GERALD J. "JERRY," 62, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and came here in 1969 from Forest Lake, Minn. He worked as a superintendent for E. Van Bebber & Associates, Lutz, and was an Air Force and National Guard veteran. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary; a son, John, Maui, Hawaii; two daughters, Barbara Dunn and Christine Marrier, and his parents, Joyce and Vern, all of Clearwater; two brothers, Dean, Tennessee, and Scott, Ohio; five sisters, Marlys Lynch, Janet Stark, Sandee LeTourneau, Carol Moxness and Laurie Hovald, all of Minnesota; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • RAMM, ARTHUR CARL, 84, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. He came here in 1968 from his native Davenport, Iowa. He was director of the American Institute of Commerce in both Davenport, and Moline, Ill., co-owner and operator of the Van Sant School of Business, Omaha, Neb., and the Jefferson School of Business Fine Arts and Applied Arts, Charlottesville, Va. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the Air Force with the rank of major, and was commanding officer of the 5th Air Force Statistical Unit in Tokyo. He was Methodist and a member of Rotary, the National Accountants Association, Central Commercial Teachers Association, Nebraska Private School Association, National Business Teachers, Davenport Chamber of Commerce and Phi Theta Pi. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Evelyn "Mary"; two daughters, Virginia Lutz, Largo, and Linda R. Nalevanko, Milan, Ill.; a stepson, Michael E. O'Brien, Boca Raton; two stepdaughters, Katherine Ann Sachs, St. Petersburg, and Mary Patricia Gerace, Jeffersonville, Vt.; a sister, Elsie Cichanski, Clearwater; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • RUDOLPH, JAMES W. "RUDY," 67, formerly of Seminole and Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, Ga. He was born in Jasper, Ind., he came to Seminole in 1968 from Fairland, Ind., and lived briefly in Clearwater before moving to Georgia in 1990. He worked many years for Sharp Cadillac in Tampa and later owned and operated Rudy's Automotive on Kennedy Boulevard. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, Vivian (Lavoie); two sons, Jim, Clearwater, and the Rev. Jeffrey A., Portsmouth, N.H., a daughter, Kim Jeffers, Holly Springs, N.C.; three sisters, Janice Richards, Greenwood, S.C., Betty Aldrich, Boiling Springs, S.C. and Judy Clark, North Carolina; and eight grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • STRUMPF, BRUCE MARTIN, 72, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1958 from his native New York City. He founded and was president of Bruce Strumpf Inc., a property management company. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Survivors include his wife, Eileen; two daughters, Jill Strumpf, Clearwater, and Lori Strumpf, Washington, D.C.; three stepdaughters, Liza Easterwood, Atlanta, Alana Maurer, New York, and Beth Schepanski, Fort Lauderdale; a brother, Burton, Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Sandra Milgron, Connecticut; and four stepgrandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • TWOMEY, FLORENCE R., 98, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at home. She was born in New York City and came here in 1958 from Whitestone, N.Y. She was a retired schoolteacher and taught 28 years for the Brooklyn Diocese and 13 years at Holy Name Academy in Tampa and St. Patrick's Catholic School, Largo. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include five nieces and a nephew. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Dunedin

    • HOUSKA, EDWARD C., 82, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Bay Tree Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Palm Harbor. He was born in New York City and came here in 1998 from Manchester, N.J. He worked as a draftsman. He was Protestant and an avid pool player and golfer, stamp and coin collector and played the piano. Survivors include a brother, Robert W., and a niece, Barbara Borham, both of Palm Harbor. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • ERDEL, RONALD H. "RON," 62, of Largo, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Mexico, Mo., and came here in 1990 from Hyannis, Mass. He was a machinist and an Air Force veteran. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Edna (Stuart); two sons, Kevin, Seminole, and James, Osterville, Mass.; two daughters, Karen Kelley and Jill Savage, both of Dennis, Mass.; his parents, Lissie R. and Wesley H., both of Mexico; four brothers, Kenneth, North Carolina, Donald, South Carolina, and Randy and Robbie, both of Mexico; four sisters, Peggy Arnold, Linda Sherrow, Marilyn Penrod, and Brenda Ezell, all of Mexico,; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • IRWIN, NANCY K., 70, of Largo, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1980 from Warrenville, Ill. She was a retired claims approver for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Survivors include her husband, Samuel; two sons, Richard K., Ocala, and Steven C., Wheaton, Ill.; two daughters, Linda Byers, Shannon, Ill., and Kathleen Ferraro, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 22 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • LOPEDITO, LOUIS, 70, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at home. He came here in 1984 from his native Syracuse, N.Y., where he retired as a truck driver and was a member of Teamsters Union 317. Locally, he worked at Albertsons in the Largo Mall. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Sophie; a daughter, Debra Giocondo, Largo; three sons, Frank and Louis, both of Largo, and Charles, Sarasota; two brothers, Frank, Palm Harbor, and John, Syracuse; and eight grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • LYONS, CLARA L., 88, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. She was born in Worcester, Mass., and came here in 1980 from North Grafton, Mass. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Worcester City Delivery Co. She was a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a sister, Irene LeBoeuf, and a niece, Jan Ballard, both of Largo. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • MIGHETTO, EDWARD, 90, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1976 from his native Connecticut where he retired as a steel mill worker. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Edward, New Mexico; a daughter, Noreen Rose Flahrity, Dallas; and seven grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • SeCOR, HOWARD J., 85, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in St. Joseph, Mich., and came here in 1972 from Michigan. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of lieutenant colonel and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a prisoner of war and received a Purple Heart. He retired as a teacher at Ferris State University. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo, Elks Lodge 2217, Pinellas Park, Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater, and the Retired Officers Association. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Adeline "Madeline"; a stepson, George E. Wilson, Knoxville, Tenn.; a stedpdaugher, Dolores Nelson, Algonac, Mich.; a sister, Alystia Beery, Phoenix; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • SWEENEY, ELAINEP., 71, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Paterson, N.J., and came here in 1986 from Clifton, N.J. She worked for Little Falls Laundry. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a brother, Andrew, Carlsbad, Calif.; two sisters, Margaret Alberto, Largo, and Marie Bayda, Little Falls, N.J.; and eight nieces and nephews. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • TUGMAN, EDWARD EUGENE "GENE," 68, of Largo, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Fairfax, Va., and came here in 1986 from Virginia. He worked as an automotive salesman and was a musician entertaining at private parties, clubs and nursing centers in Virginia and locally. He was a Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Warrington in the Mediterranean. He was Christian and a member of DAV Chapter 143, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Carol (Bradley); two sons, Ernest, Linden, Va., and Wesley, Tewksbury, Mass.; three daughters, Ruth Coyle, Tewksbury, Julie Sullivan, Boston, and Evelyn Geris, Virginia; a stepdaughter, Lynne Gerhardt, Cordova, Tenn.; a stepson, H. Paul Bradley, Seminole; three sisters, Elsie Huebner, Safety Harbor, Ruby De Palma, Falls Church, Va., and Betty Frank, Huntsville, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
    • YAGER, SARAH HASS, 83, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Menorah Manor, St. Petersburg. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1976 from Elmont, N.Y. She was a registered nurse and an Army Nurse Corps veteran of World War II. She was a member of Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater Chapter of Hadassah, Jewish War Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, the Women in Military Service Memorial Foundation, Brandeis University Women, Long Island College Hospital Alumni and the Jewish National Fund. Survivors include two sons, Steven, Falls Church, Va., and David, Baltimore; and a granddaughter. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Palm Harbor

    • BREEDLOVE, ANNEMARIE, 80, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She came here 40 years ago from her native Germany and worked as an inspector in a manufacturing business. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a son, Wayne, DeFuniak Springs; a daughter, Bonnie Noble, Palm Harbor; a sister, Freida Herrmann, Huntsville, Ala.; and five grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
    • DERY, EDGAR F., 75, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. He moved to Jacksonville in 1978 from his native Manchester, N.H., and moved here in 1980. He worked as an institutional foods salesman and was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Clara T.; a daughter, Flora Saddlemire, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; two sisters, Marceline La Brie and Rita Provencher, both of Manchester; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SUBY, ELLIS KENTON, 63, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton. He was born in Grand Forks, N.D., and came here in 1974 from Minneapolis. He owned and operated Suby Accounting Service, Clearwater, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He graduated from University of North Dakota. He was a member of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary Ann; and a brother, Lowell, Minneapolis. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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    Madeira Beach

    • REGETZ, SHIRLEYANN COX WILSON, 67, of Madeira Beach, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) in Perry, Ga. She was born in Chester County, Pa. She worked for the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Convention and Visitors Bureau. Survivors include a daughter, Thelma D. Sexton, Perry; a son, Daniel H. Wilson, Tampa; two brothers, Samuel G. Cox, Marietta, Ga., and Robert Cox, Ocean City, Md.; her father, S. Guy Cox, Atlanta; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.

    Pinellas Park

    • MATTER, ROBERT J., 70, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here 24 years ago from his native Milwaukee. He was a bus driver for the city of Milwaukee for 22 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, Timothy and Chewy, both of Pinellas Park, and William, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; four daughters, Linda Ing and Judy Matter, both of Honolulu, and Sherri Hunter and Crissi Staven, both of Pinellas Park; a sister, Marilyn Rewolinski, Milwaukee; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • SAXTON, RHODA S., 103, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Gracewood Nursing Center. Born in Gates Mills, Ohio, she came here seasonally beginning in 1963 and moved here in 1988 from Willoughby, Ohio. She was a secretary for many years. She was a member of Rio Vista Presbyterian Church and was an avid tennis player and fan. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BEGLEY, ELSA CARTER, 77, of St. Petersburg and Fort Myers, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Tandem Health Care in St. Petersburg. Born in Bluefield, W.Va., she moved to Fort Myers after retirement and recently moved to St. Petersburg. She attended Bluefield Business College. She was the associate director of the American Red Cross Mercer County Chapter and was the executive director of the Mercer County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Survivors include three sons, Jack Jr., New Smyrna Beach, Dr. Joseph W., Bradenton, and Dr. James S., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Elsa Jill, Dallas; and two grandchildren. Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Fort Myers.
    • DEMPSEY, JACK L., 76, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. A Chicago native, he came here 20 years ago from Rochester, N.Y., where he retired as an executive manager for Xerox after 10 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, where he performed with the choir and as a soloist. Survivors include his wife, Jean; four sons, Stephen, Milton, Vt., Douglas and Dwight, both of Rochester, and Scott, Mullins, S.C.; a sister, June Suhs, New Buffalo, Mich.; and nine grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • HENSLEY, THOMAS MARSHALL, SR., 83, of Valrico, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002). Born in Barboursville, W.Va., he came here in 1970 from Huntington, W. Va., and moved to Valrico in 1989. He retired in 1986 as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the state of Florida. He was a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Anna Jeanne; two sons, Tom, Gainesville, Ga., and Stephen, Huntington; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
    • JACOBS, SELMA L., 88, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at Menorah Manor, St. Petersburg. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came to Clearwater in 1996 from Forest Hills, N.Y., and moved to St. Petersburg last year. She retired as a bookkeeper for United States Shipping Lines, New York City, and became a volunteer, making dolls and stuffed animals for senior citizen centers in New York. Survivors include two sons, David, Dunedin, and Elliot, Baldwin, N.Y.; five grandsons; and six great-grandchildren. Gutterman Funeral Home, Rockville Center, N.Y.
    • JONES, KENNETH C., 71, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was a native of Olean, N.Y., and came here 30 years ago from New York City. He was the owner and operator of Minute Man Painting and Decorating in St. Petersburg for many years. He was an Air Force veteran. He was an arctic survival teacher in Labrador and later returned there as a missionary. He was Protestant and a graduate of Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include three sons, Paul, St. Petersburg, Roy, Juneau, Ala., and Larry, Seattle; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • MAHAN, JANICE A. (WOODMAN), 70, of Marstons Mills, Mass., a winter resident of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at home in Marstons Mills. She was born in Danvers, Mass., and had been coming here for the winter for several years. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband at the Oyster Harbors Golf Club Pro Shop in Osterville, Mass. She was a member of the Lakewood Country Club in St. Petersburg. She enjoyed animals, tennis, bridge, travel and gardening. Survivors include a son, Thomas F. III, Marstons Mills; and two grandchildren, Cory Mahan and Darcy Mahan. John-Lawrence Funeral Home, Marstons Mills, Mass.
    • MITCHELL, RONNIE, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at home. She was born in Glenwood, Ga., and came here in 1970 from Miami. She was a retired child care provider. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a deaconess and on the usher board. Survivors include a daughter, Tarsha King, St. Petersburg; and two sisters, Willie Mae Brown, St. Petersburg, and Edna Mae Hurst, Miami. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MORGAN, BERTIE "PHILLY," 67, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at home. He was born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, and came here in 1999 from Philadelphia. He was a tailor for more than 40 years. He attended Mount Airy Church of God in Christ in Philadelphia. Survivors include his wife of five years, Marie; six sons, Donnie, Cleveat and Dane, all of Jamaica, and Derek, David and Deloroy, all of England; two stepsons, Leonard Thompson and Jimmy Thompson, both of Philadelphia; two daughters, Marcia Morgan and Dorith Blackwood, both of England; a stepdaughter, Wendy Thompson, Philadelphia; three brothers, Joshua Cook and Viavan Robinson, both of Jamaica, and Trevor Robinson, Philadelphia; three sisters, Ivy Campbell, Mavis Mullings and Geurtie Brown, all of Jamaica; and several grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • MURDOCK, MARJORIE C., 84, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002) at Highland Pines, Clearwater, under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1959 from her native Rochester, N.Y., and later moved to Clearwater. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Penelope "Penny" Remming, Clearwater; three granddaughters, Gerilyn Malham, Dunedin, Laura Poorman, Largo, and Jennifer Tremblay, New Hampshire; and six great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • NELSON, CAROLINE LONGSTAFF, 94, of Arlington, Va., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Oct. 31, 2002) in Arlington. Born in Old Forge, N.Y., she came to St. Petersburg in 1979 from Rye, N.Y., and moved to Arlington in 1999. She was a homemaker and a retired high school mathematics teacher. She was a member of Lakewood Methodist Church. She was active with the American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Nelson Johnson, McLean, Va.; and two grandchildren, Caroline E. Johnson and Thomas C. Johnson. Everly Community Funeral Care, McLean, Va.
    • PALMER, BOBBY F., 45, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Mariner Point Health Care. He came here in 1972 from his native Eufaula, Ala. He earned a degree in child care and development from St. Petersburg College. He was a preschool teacher at Unico Children in Action Center. He was Baptist. Survivors include his mother, Veonia Palmer-Rider, Clayton, Ala.; and two brothers, Robert and Sammie, both of Eufaula. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • ROSEBUD, CORA L., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at home. She was born in Marianna, and came here in 1957 from Ocala. She was a member of Bethel AME Church. Survivors include two sons, Raymond Tanner, Ocala, and James Rosebud, New York City; a stepson, J.B. Rosebud, St. Petersburg; her mother, Jessie Smith, Panama City, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SOLBERG, WARREN C., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Canton, Mass., he came here in 1953 from North Kingstown, R.I. He was Lutheran and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a carpenter. Survivors include three daughters, Karen S. Griffin, Roanoke, Texas, Ruth H. Harford, St. Petersburg, and Carla Scholting, New Windsor, Ill.; a sister, Alice Johnson, St. Petersburg; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WALTON, ELIZABETH H. "BETTY," 85, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1946 from her native Sandusky, Ohio. She was a 1939 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, and a 1973 graduate of St. Petersburg College. She was a retired registered nurse from St. Anthony's Hospital. She was a member of Lakewood United Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Jennings, St. Petersburg; a son, Bruce A. Walton, Pinellas Park; a stepdaughter, Jo Ann Blevins, Lexington, Ky.; a stepson, Gerald W. Walton, Arlington, Texas; a sister, Gladys Hendrickson, Mayfield Heights, Ohio; and three grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WILEY, RICHARD, 48, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He was born in Hackensack, N.J., and came here in 1969, later moving to Massachusetts and returning to St. Petersburg in 1990. He was a former automobile mechanic. Survivors include four sons, Keith and Robert, both of St. Petersburg, Richard, Boston, and Erik, Hyannis, Mass.; a daughter, Erin Wiley, St. Petersburg; and three brothers, Paul and Robert, both of St. Petersburg, and Thomas, Los Angeles. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • WILLIAMS, JOHN CARL, 50, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 13, 2002) at home. He was born in Sedalia, Mo., and came here about 20 years ago from California, Mo. He received a bachelor of arts degree in education at Columbia College and his master's degree in education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He did post graduate studies at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, the University of Florida, Gainesville, the University of South Carolina and the University of Arizona. He taught at public schools in Missouri and at a private school in Florida. He taught English at Webster College in Ocala. He published several articles in professional education journals. He was a member of the American Association of University Professors. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member and past patron of the OES. There are no known survivors. Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.
    • WORRILS, EDDIE JR., 34, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was a St. Petersburg native and a graduate of Northeast High School. He was a boxer and a member of Without Walls International Church in Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Christine; three daughters, Kierra Worrils, Brianna Worrils and Iyanna Worrils, his mother, Annette Green, a brother, Martel Davis, and his maternal grandmother, Effie Bynum Green, all of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • YOUNG, COLLEEN B., 69, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Charleston, S.C., she came here in 1957 from Virginia. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Survivors include a daughter, Julie Young-LeMay, and a son, Michael Young, both of St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • ROBERTSON, GRAEME, 83, of Seminole, formerly of Belleair Beach, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. Born in St. Louis, he came here in 1973 from Cincinnati, where he was the president and CEO of the Robertson-Wherritt Co. A retired Navy commander, he served 27 years and was a veteran of World War II. He served on the USS Portland and the USS Colorado. He was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist. He was a member of the Reserve Officers Association of the U.S., the Clearwater Power Squadron, the Principia Alumni Association, the USS Portland Reunion Association, and the F&AM. Survivors include a son, Douglas S., Longmont, Colo.; a brother, Forbes S., Chesterfield, Mo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • SILUK, WACLAW, 82, of Seminole, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Gudele, Poland, he came here in 1975 from Connecticut. He was a retired tool and die maker for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Manufacturing. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Zofia; a son, Voytek Siluk, Fort Lauderdale; a daughter, Waclaw Siluk, New Britain, Conn.; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Treasure Island

    • OLSON, YVETTE KATHLEEN, 36, of Treasure Island, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center. She was a native of St. Petersburg and returned here from Vail, Colo., four months ago. She was an office manager for Heid Construction Co. in Vail. She was a 1984 graduate of Lakewood High School. She enjoyed hiking, skiing, scuba diving and was an avid outdoorsperson. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Kathleen and Yvon Jardon, Treasure Island; and her father, Ken Olson, St. Petersburg. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
    • RUGGIERO, ANASTASIA, 69, of Treasure Island, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She was born in New York City and came here in 1990 from Bayshore, N.Y. She was a member of the St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband, Vincent; a son, Jim, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Lisa Berding, Bayshore; a sister, Francis Cardile, Islip, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
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